Activities and Resources
The Bullock Museum provides experiences for all ages
Small details, big picture
Just like buildings are made of bricks and mortar, stories told through objects are the building blocks of the Museum.
Activity guides help kids focus on specific artifacts, topics and skills during their Museum visit.
Find and Sketch
As they visit the Museum galleries, your kids can become artists by sketching artifacts that represent thematic topics. Later, enjoy using their sketches in various ways at home.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Kids can use their analyzing and photography skills with this activity as they explore the Museum exhibits. Future activities using their creative photos are limitless!
Additional Homeschool teaching tools are available in Educator Resources.
Just for Scouts
Scouts can choose from various activities to complete the different sections of the My Story is a Texas Story* patch requirements. Some activities can also be applied toward the Cub Scout Heritages belt loop/pin and the Boy Scouts' Genealogy Merit Badge. Scouts can complete the patch requirements anytime at home or at the Bullock Museum.
Patches are available for sale for $1 at the Museum ticket counter. One free patch book is available to Troop Leaders. Additional patch books may be purchased for $5 each. To order patch books, please submit a patch book order form. Print and complete the form and mail it with your check or money order to:
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Attention: Scout History Patch
P.O. Box 12874
Austin, TX 78711
* My Story is a Texas Story was developed by the Bullock Museum for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. and Boy Scouts of America, ages 8-17.
School Field Trips presented by The John M. O'Quinn Foundation.
School Programs are generously funded by Featured Sponsor The Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation and contributing sponsor The Honorable Kent R. Hance.
The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by Museum members, donors, and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation, and the State of Texas.